Ball State University, in a bold move has chosen and begun construction on a campus wide geothermal heating/cooling system. Geothermal
will break Ball State's dependency on coal for heating and cooling the entire campus – dormitories and administrative and academic buildings.
In the Fall Recovery Act Announcement the Department of Energy awarded $338 Million to accelerate domestic geothermal energy use. Ball State was one of 123 grant recipients; we were gifted $5 million dollars to continue geothermal installation.
Geothermal is a win for both humans and the environment here in the Heartland - Muncie, Indiana!